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Welcome to Lake Waco fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Waco water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
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Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 72
starting to catch em in the rivers...not very consistent..but catchin some
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 61
catchin em good...all keepers, very few throw backs....cork and jig...8 to 12 inches deep...big solid males...with a few big females....gotta say...better then last year
Species: White Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 68
April 1, 2013 Bright sun shine, 75-80 degrees with light to no wind. Originally headed up the south bosque and had some light action in the river. Too many boats packed in there so went to plan B. Headed to the rock rip raft along the dam and trolled blue and silver rattle traps with some success, but the larger fish were landed on light/white color big lip crank baits. Lots of action very quickly. As usual returned everything to the water.
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 63
catching good quality fish shallow...big males...jig and cork..15 a day
Species: White Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
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Feb 29, 2012. launched at midway and headed up to the river. only had 45-50 minutes before dark. about 8-10 other boats aready up in there so I worked the area that was just off the main lake. Trolled a white road runner with willow leaf blade and pink jig head with white body and hair tail. (used troll motor only). Lot of bites, landed several whites, 1 real nice one. As always released everything.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
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I'm new to the area. Is there a boat ramp or as place to fish from the shore on the east side of the lake anywhere?
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 66
Fished the middle bisque inlet from 8-11 am on October 19. Water temperature is back down in the mid 60s. It was too windy to get much, I had a couple of smallmouth hit on a Carolina rigged crankbait, but that's it. Water visibility was less than 6 inches.
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
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my brother-in-law and I caught 24 keepers on little george's and the Strike King that looks like a little george at the aeration bubbles. Also pulled in four or five large-mouths at the same spot.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 82
June 07,2011, Crappie jigged on minnows, 12-14ft, wtr temp 79 degrees one white, catfish active in deeper wtr, water conditions good
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 72
May 17,2011 Bass slow, Caught some whites, no crappie or catfish, winds 8-15 NE-E Baro 29.80, wtr conditions good..........
Lake Waco Largemouth Bass Rating:
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 65 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Waco Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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- None in lake.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 65. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake Waco Crappie Rating:
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- can anybody explain to me why the crappie were just...not on this year? i have
seen high water before during the spawn,muddy water,gates wide open...but
never nothing like this year... what the heck man!

Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Lake Waco Catfish Rating:
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- Put 2 trotlines out with 40 perch total Sat. night. One in favorite hole at 13 ft and 25 hooks and the other was 15 hooks and in new spot that ranged from 8-16 ft. deep near deep hole. Took a 25 lb yellow and a 5 lb blue off the 15 hook around 10ft deep.The yellow had small eggs no were near ready.The favorite line had only 2 perch missing and was a shocker. This line was in surface temperature of 71 and the other one is in 67 were I caught the fish.Seems to be a little early but will bait one for blues with shad.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Lake Waco Spotted Bass Rating:
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 65 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake Waco White Bass Rating:
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Lake Waco Striped Bass Rating:
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!


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